The Influence Of Geo-Politics

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Geo-politics is a relationship between the geographical territory and politics whether on local, national and international level. African country Somalia is a part of Horn of Africa. The countries of the Horn are closely related not only by their geography, also by their history, socio cultural, economy and demography. Since the end of cold war the Western powers have been opposing for regional influence. Due to the natural hazard and human activity, Somalia suffered devastated instability. After cold war the United States had heavily engagement with serious implications in Africa. It is within the structure of new development in that area and competition with its old allies, that US change his policy and emphasizes on economic imperatives,…show more content…
The term takes brooder meaning of geopolitics which is evolving over time. Nevertheless, in today’s, after globalization mutually dependent and interrelated traditional geopolitics provides only a partial picture of international relations including new issues such as environmental policies, health, education and diplomacy which influences contemporary geopolitics and need to be taken into account. Geopolitics captured a multidimensional such as traditional and new dimensions power relationship. Terrorism, piracy, human trafficking and the famine affect most part of Somalia which is the symptom of the wider instability that has plagued the country since 1991. Since the end of cold war the Western powers have been opposing for regional influence. After cold war the United States had heavily engagement with serious implications in Africa. It is within the structure of new development in that area and competition with its old allies, that US change his policy and emphasizes on economic imperatives, political values and humanitarianism rather than on military concerns specially focused in Horn of…show more content…
In addition sharing boundaries with other African countries like Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti etc, it has close religious and historical links with the Arab and Islamic world and has relations in both the organization of African union and Arab league. This region is of crucial importance because Red sea and Gulf of Aden provide connecting link between Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, also the oil producing areas of Indian Ocean and the Europe. The Strategic importance of location of Bab-el-Mandeb is because at Bab-el-Mandeb and Red Sea gets extremely narrowed. The Arab peninsula and the African coast are only 22 miles apart from each other. They meet at Bab-el-Mandeb through the Gulf of Aden. Historically Horn of African countries including Somalia has deep-rooted cultural and political influence over the
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